International Solvay Institutes


 

 

SYMPOSIUM HENRI POINCARE


8-9 October 2004

 

Université Libre de Bruxelles, Campus Plaine, Boulevard du Triomphe, B-1050 Brussels

 

 

Programme


Location :  Friday 8 October,  9:30 am - 10:40 am: "Salle Solvay", Building NO, 5th floor
                 Friday 8 October, 10:40 am - 5:20 pm:  Building F - FORUM, auditorium "Charles Darwin"
                 Saturday 9 October (entire day): Building F - FORUM, auditorium "Charles Darwin"

Friday 8 October


08:30 - 9:30                            Registration 

09:30                                      Opening of the symposium

 


Morning session
Chair:  Grégoire Nicolis (ULB, Belgium)

 

09:50 – 10:40                          Jean Mawhin (UCL, Belgium)
                                                Henri Poincaré: A Life in the Service of Science - pdf

 

10:40 – 11:00                         Coffee break

 

11:00 – 11:50                          Sergei Novikov (Univ. Maryland, USA and
 Landau Institute
Moscow, Russia)
 Henri Poincaré and XXth Century Topology - pdf


11:50 – 12:40                          Henk Broer (Universiteit Groningen, Netherlands)

                                                Quasi-Periodicity in Dissipative and Conservative Systems  - pdf

12:40 – 14:15                         Lunch

 

 

 

Afternoon session

Chair:  Pierre Marage (ULB, Belgium)

 

14:20 – 15:10                          Dmitrii Anosov (Steklov Math. Inst., Moscow, Russia)
                                                Infinite Curves on Closed Surfaces  - pdf

15:10 – 16:00                          Thibault Damour (IHES, Bures-sur-Yvette, France)

                                                Poincaré, Relativity, Symmetry and Billiards - pdf
 

16:00 – 16:30                         Tea break

 

16:30 – 17:20                          Ludwig Faddeev (Steklov Math. Inst., St. Petersburg,  Russia)

                                                What Integrability Means in Quantum Theory  - pdf                                           

 

 

 

Saturday 9 October

 

Morning session
Chair: Adhemar Bultheel (KUL,
Belgium)

 

10:00 – 10:50                          Richard Hamilton (Columbia University)

                                                The Ricci Flow and the Poincaré Conjecture

 

10:50 – 11:20                         Coffee break

 

11:20 – 12:10                          Leonid Shilnikov (Nizhnii Novgorod State Univ.,  Russia)
 Poincaré Homoclinic Orbits: The State of the Art  - pdf


12:10 – 13:00                          Jacques Laskar (Observatoire de Paris, France)

                                                Poincaré and the Stability of the Solar System

13:00 – 14:30                         Lunch

 



Afternoon session
Chair:  
Viviane Pierrard  (IASB, Belgium)

 

14:30 – 15:20                          Lars Brink (Chalmers University of Technology, Göteborg, Sweden)

                                                Particle Physics as Representations of the Poincaré Algebra - pdf

15:20 – 16:10                          Jean Reignier (VUB/ULB, Belgium)

                                                Poincaré Synchronization: From the Local Time to the Lorentz Group - pdf

16:10 – 17:00                          Pierre Gaspard (ULB,
Belgium)

                                                From Dynamical Systems Theory to Nonequilibrium Thermodynamics  - pdf


17:00
                                      Closure of the Symposium

 





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